Period
to 26 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Packer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Packer over the 6 months to 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hashicorp Packer
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 395 553
Rank change year-on-year -199 +158 +25
Contract jobs citing Packer 144 96 258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.44% 2.32% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 85 175
10th Percentile £464 £425 £433
25th Percentile £492 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £563
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -9.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £603 £569 £644
90th Percentile £687 £600 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £565
% change year-on-year +7.84% -9.73% +7.62%

Packer is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,023 4,135 12,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 16.15% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,187 2,891 8,372
10th Percentile £350 £313 £291
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 69 250
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.23
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.00 £14.67
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £42.50 £39.00 £37.06
90th Percentile £59.98 £49.00 £51.42
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.45 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.28% -7.40% +20.00%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in England

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer in England.

Daily rate trend for Packer in England

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in England

Packer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Packer within the England region over the 6 months to 26 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -150 73 £581 +5.55% 13
West Midlands -50 21 £540 +15.63% 3
Midlands -55 21 £540 +15.63% 4
North of England -73 15 £550 +13.40% 16
South East -98 15 £545 +6.86% 4
Yorkshire -39 7 £575 +21.05% 5
East of England -45 7 £500 +60.00% 4
North West -54 6 £513 +1.23% 5
South West -41 3 £500 +6.67% 3
North East -25 2 £523 +5.61% 6
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Packer.

1 131 (90.97%) Terraform
2 106 (73.61%) AWS
2 106 (73.61%) DevOps
3 99 (68.75%) Linux
4 91 (63.19%) Docker
5 90 (62.50%) Kubernetes
6 82 (56.94%) Ansible
7 57 (39.58%) Python
8 54 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (37.50%) Jenkins
9 52 (36.11%) Puppet
10 45 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 45 (31.25%) Configuration Management
11 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure as Code
11 41 (28.47%) Social Skills
12 40 (27.78%) Git (software)
13 36 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 36 (25.00%) GitLab
13 36 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (24.31%) Bash Shell
15 33 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (22.92%) Azure
15 33 (22.92%) Consul
16 30 (20.83%) GCP
17 29 (20.14%) Elastic Stack
17 29 (20.14%) Prometheus
18 26 (18.06%) PowerShell
19 25 (17.36%) Go
19 25 (17.36%) JIRA
20 24 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.11%) Confluence
2 14 (9.72%) nginx
3 10 (6.94%) Apache
4 9 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 8 (5.56%) SAS
6 7 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.47%) Drupal
8 4 (2.78%) Traefik
9 3 (2.08%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.39%) Mule
10 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.69%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.69%) IIS
11 1 (0.69%) JBoss
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 106 (73.61%) AWS
2 36 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 33 (22.92%) Azure
4 30 (20.83%) GCP
5 15 (10.42%) GitHub
6 14 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (5.56%) Amazon S3
8 8 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (4.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (4.17%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (4.17%) Serverless
11 4 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.78%) OpenShift
12 3 (2.08%) Kong
13 2 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.39%) CloudFront
13 2 (1.39%) Route 53
13 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) DNS
2 10 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.08%) IPv4
4 2 (1.39%) BGP
4 2 (1.39%) Multicast
4 2 (1.39%) OSPF
4 2 (1.39%) Unicast
4 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.39%) Big Data
4 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Tableau
5 1 (0.69%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 54 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 40 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 36 (25.00%) GitLab
4 25 (17.36%) JIRA
5 10 (6.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.86%) Vagrant
8 5 (3.47%) git-flow
8 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.08%) Chocolatey
10 3 (2.08%) RSpec
10 3 (2.08%) Selenium
11 2 (1.39%) Apache Continuum
11 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (1.39%) CircleCI
11 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 41 (28.47%) Social Skills
2 18 (12.50%) Finance
3 12 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.47%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.78%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Electronics
7 2 (1.39%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (48.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (18.75%) Platform Engineer
3 21 (14.58%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (8.33%) Architect
6 11 (7.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Administrator
10 6 (4.17%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
11 5 (3.47%) AWS Architect
11 5 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.47%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.78%) Azure Architect
12 4 (2.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.14%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (10.42%) Node.js
3 9 (6.25%) Web Services
4 5 (3.47%) GraphQL
4 5 (3.47%) React
4 5 (3.47%) REST
5 4 (2.78%) cloud-init
5 4 (2.78%) JSON
5 4 (2.78%) Kafka
6 3 (2.08%) J2EE
6 3 (2.08%) RESTful
6 3 (2.08%) Spring
7 2 (1.39%) .NET
7 2 (1.39%) LAMP
7 2 (1.39%) Middleware
8 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.69%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.69%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.69%) React Native
8 1 (0.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Public Cloud
2 16 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.17%) Cloud Native
4 6 (4.17%) Clustering
5 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.47%) PKI
5 5 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.78%) Life Science
6 4 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.39%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 99 (68.75%) Linux
2 21 (14.58%) Unix
3 16 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (11.11%) Windows
4 11 (7.64%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.17%) CentOS
6 4 (2.78%) AIX
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon Linux
6 4 (2.78%) Solaris
7 2 (1.39%) VMS
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (73.61%) DevOps
2 54 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure as Code
5 33 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (10.42%) Scrum
7 14 (9.72%) Open Source
7 14 (9.72%) Software Engineering
7 14 (9.72%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (8.33%) Observability
9 12 (8.33%) Software Delivery
10 11 (7.64%) SDLC
10 11 (7.64%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.94%) Insurtech
12 9 (6.25%) Microservices
12 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.25%) Workflow
13 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.58%) Python
2 35 (24.31%) Bash Shell
3 26 (18.06%) PowerShell
4 25 (17.36%) Go
5 21 (14.58%) Java
6 20 (13.89%) Ruby
7 11 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.94%) Perl
8 10 (6.94%) SQL
9 9 (6.25%) PHP
9 9 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.86%) Groovy
11 5 (3.47%) C
11 5 (3.47%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.39%) AWK
13 1 (0.69%) C#
13 1 (0.69%) C++
13 1 (0.69%) ES6
13 1 (0.69%) Rust
13 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 4 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.69%) CCA
7 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) NCSC
3 3 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (63.19%) Docker
2 13 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.78%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.08%) Squid
7 2 (1.39%) Ceph
7 2 (1.39%) NFS
7 2 (1.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.69%) GeoWebCache
8 1 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 131 (90.97%) Terraform
2 90 (62.50%) Kubernetes
3 82 (56.94%) Ansible
4 52 (36.11%) Puppet
5 33 (22.92%) Consul
6 29 (20.14%) Prometheus
7 24 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
9 16 (11.11%) Grafana
10 13 (9.03%) Rancher
11 8 (5.56%) Icinga
11 8 (5.56%) Istio
12 6 (4.17%) linkerd
12 6 (4.17%) Mesos
13 5 (3.47%) HAProxy
14 4 (2.78%) Graphite
14 4 (2.78%) ZABBIX
15 3 (2.08%) Cobbler
16 2 (1.39%) Kibana
16 2 (1.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 24 (16.67%) Splunk
2 21 (14.58%) VMware
3 17 (11.81%) Google
4 10 (6.94%) Atlassian
5 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 4 (2.78%) Citrix
6 4 (2.78%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.78%) PagerDuty
7 3 (2.08%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.39%) Brocade
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) CollabNet
8 2 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (0.69%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.69%) IBM
9 1 (0.69%) New Relic
9 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.69%) Sonatype